Lauren Menges recently took over as the new head of the North Carolina Collection with the Durham County Library in Durham. She will be leading a staff of four librarians in providing research assistance to the public as well as managing all processing, collection development, and outreach activities. The North Carolina Collection is the archives division of the county library system and is a collection focused primarily on local and state history. Lauren previously lived and worked in the Triangle area when she was the project librarian for a project called "Content, Context, and Capacity: A Collaborative Large-Scale Digitization Project on the Long Civil Rights Movement in North Carolina." The project was undertaken by the four universities of the Triangle Research Libraries Network: Duke University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina State University, and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Prior to returning to Durham she worked as the Archivist for the Leatherby Libraries at Chapman University in Southern California. She is excited to return to North Carolina and get involved with the Society of North Carolina Archivists again. She looks forward to meeting other members at the SNCA meeting at Duke University next month.
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